Fees and costs

Information on the fees and costs of operating trucks, buses and vans

HGV Road User Levy less than 100 days away

The HGV Road User Levy will be introduced from 1 April 2014. This time-based user charge must be paid by both UK and foreign operators of vehicles at or above 12 tonnes gross vehicle weight using UK roads. UK operators pay to use many roads abroad, but foreign hauliers have not had to pay to use roads here. The levy will make the system fairer.

Higher roadside penalties

Offences against roadworthiness, overloading and drivers’ hours rules now result in higher penalties at the roadside. Fixed penalties and financial deposits for vans, trucks and buses increased on 16 August 2013.